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, but there is an international effort under way to work on a cease-fire. egypt has been taking the lead role, and today the egyptian president, along with representatives from qatar and turkey, held talks in cairo with hamas' leader in exile. the israelis call him a terrorist, but so far, they haven't object the to the egyptians' efforts. margaret. >> brennan: allen pizzey in tel aviv. thank you. for more on the gaza conflict we're joined in washington by our senior national security analyst, juan zarate. juan, good evening. >> good evening, margaret. >> brennan: what exactly is egypt trying to accomplish? >> well, egypt is trying to broker a cease-fire here. they want the violence to stop. they also want to demonstrate that they can serve as a regional power, they can bring peace, and for the sake of president morsi and the muslem brotherhood running egypt they want to consolidate power and get the economy running. they don't want a war to be starting on their doorstep at a time when they are not in full control in cairo. >> reporter: egypt and israel are the top recipients of u.s. foreign aid. what k
to a cease-fire. a deal was announced in cairo by secretary of state hillary clinton and egypt's foreign minister. israel agreed to stop air strikes in gaza, where at least 161 palestinians have been killed since last wednesday. hamas promised to stop firing rockets which have killed five israelis. there were fears the deal might not happen after a bomb went off on a bus in tel aviv this morning. 27 people were hurt, no one has claimed responsibility. we have reports from gaza and israel tonight. we begin with clarissa ward in cairo, where that cease-fire was brokered. >> reporter: after 24 hours of intense shuttle diplomacy, secretary clinton walked away with what she came for: a cease- fire agreement between israel and hamas that she called the first step in a long process. >> the people of this region deserve the chance to live free today's agreement is a step in the right direction that we should build on. now we have to focus on reaching a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security, dignity and legitimate aspirations of palestinians and israelis alike
violent protests in egypt since its new president came to power. the clashes sparked by mohamed morsi's move to grant himself sweeping powers. cbs reporter tara mergener tells us, at the same time, a shooting incident on the gaza- israel border has not caused a break in that fragile cease- fire. >> reporter: palestinians matched marched through the streets to bury a man shot on friday. he died when israeli troops opened fire on the gaza border. the israeli military says about 300 palestinians tried to breach the security fence at different points. so far, the incident hasn't compromised the two-day old cease-fire between israel and hamas. it was a common seen on gaza and egypt where two crossings are opened again. they closed when the fighting broke out. now palestinians can once again travel to egypt. egypt's president earned high praise from the u.s. for leading cease-fire negotiations. but now he is facing a backlash from his own people for trying to expand his powers. [ non-english language ] >> reporter: the egyptian president's spokesman announced on television that the presiden
to sit down with egypt's president. and it's really important for secretary clinton to do her best to try to broker some kind of peace deal along with the rest of the international community. they are very concerned about the violence spilling into other areas of the region and we know right now it's very volatile there not only in what's happening in israel and in gaza but also in syria and egypt and in lebanon, frank. >> now, the u.s. government has a strong stand against hamas. so who will meet with the hamas leaders to broker the peace deal? >> reporter: that's egypt's president right now. mohamed morsi has been meeting with hamas. of course, the united states won't sit down with hamas leaders because they have not renounced terrorism. so that complicates the situation even further. but egypt has stepped up to try to broker this peace deal. there was word that there would be an announcement of some type of temporary truce a 24-hour cooling-off period this afternoon. we haven't heard anything yet. but the international community scrambling right now at this hour to try to find a way to
, i'm jeff glor. the turmoil in egypt turned deadly today, continuing fallout from president mohammed morsi's sweeping expansion of his powers on thursday when he said courts can no longer review his decisions. here is the latest. one person was killed and 60 hurt in a clash at a muslim brotherhood office. president morsi meets the top judges who oppose his move tomorrow. both sides plan major demonstrations on tuesday. we begin with holly williams in cairo. >> reporter: there were running street battles in central cairo today as protestors angry with president morsi clashed with the police. they fought with rocks and tear gas canisters in chaotic themes but without either side gaining very much ground. on tahrir square the home of last year's egyptian revolution peaceful protestors are staging a sit-in. they've set up camp and say they will stay until the president rescinds the decree that gave him sweeping new powers. their banner demands an egypt for all egyptians. but less than a year after its transition to democracy this country looks increasingly divided. president morsi reiter
to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin in egypt. president mohamed morsi is scheduled to meet with senior judges today to discuss his move to assume absolute authority. morsi's power grab has triggered three days of violent protests, injuring hundreds. yesterday the egyptian stock market was down more than 9.5%. some u.s. lawmakers are urging caution in dealing with egypt's new islamic leader. >> we don't obviously want to see a democratically elected autocrat take the place of an undemocratically elected dictator. which was the case before that. >> holly williams is in cairo this morning. what's the latest there now? >> reporter: good morning, terrell. here in egypt we saw a lot more violence yesterday. in cairo, protesters who were angry with president morsi fought running street battles with the police. protesters throwing rocks, police firing back with tear gas. one person was killed when a crowd attacked the headquarters of the muslim brotherhood, the islamist group from which the president draws much of his support. beyond the violence you get the sense the president's opponents don
deduction. dean reynolds will tell us more about this later in the broadcast. that crisis in egypt is growing tonight. more than 200,000 protesters have filled cairo's tahrir square. they are angry with their new president, mohamed morsi who said last week that his decisions cannot be challenged by the courts which gives him almost absolute power. and our holly williams is above tahrir square in cairo this evening. holly, what's going on in the crowd behind you now? >> reporter: scott, we are seeing scenes reminisce september of the egyptian revolution. tahrir square was once again carpeted in people today, tens of thousands of people who poured in from every direction and they were chanting the same slogan that they chanted during the revolution. the people want the downfall of the regime. i was out on this square earlier today talking to people. some people are saying that they won't leave the streets until president morsi rescinds the decrees that have given him sweeping new powers. we've seen very low-level violence here in cairo, but in several other cities there have been vio
of cairo as the power struggle es is a rates in egypt, holly williams is there with the latest. >> you are still the prettiest girl at the ball. >> the actor larry hagman, j.r. ewing from the tv series dallas has died at the age of 81, manuel bojorquez looks back on his long career, and signs of the times, lucy kraft shows us the high tech advertisements that are becoming an inescapable site in modern day japan. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening, the i am chip reid, one day after the holiday season kickoff the nation's merchants have reason for joy, by one estimate the number of black friday shoppers was up 20 percent over the same day last year. the question now is whether shoppers can maintain the pace. terrell brown is watching the shoppers and their treasures in new york tonight. >> it is shaping up to be a record-setting opening to this holiday shopping season. one retailer at wal-mart the neigh nation's biggest said it sold nearly 5,000 items a second on thanksgiving night, as stores opened their doors this year earlier than ever.
today. >> charlie d'agata in gaza city, thanks. >>> there's new pressure for egypt to step up and negotiate an end to the current round of fighting. this morning there are conflicting reports out of cairo that israel and gaza could be close to a truce. clarissa ward is in the egyptian capital. good morning, clarissa. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. the egyptian president morsi has said repeatedly he hopes to announce a cease-fire agreement imminently. but cbs news has spoken to a source very close to the hamas delegation here in cairo. they said that so far these talks are not going anywhere. now, one of the reasons for that may be that hamas is making some pretty big demands in exchange for stopping its rocket attacks on israel. primarily it wants an end to the israeli blockade of the gaza strip. israel unlikely to budge on that issue because of fears that lifting the blockade would lead to an influx of weapons that could get into the hands of militants inside gaza. as you said, u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon is on his way to cairo now for talks as diplomati
will total $2 billion. reporting live in walnut creek, don knapp, cbs 5. in egypt today, a prominent opposition leader accused president morsi of giving himself the powers of a pharaoh. they called the expansion of his powers an unprecedented attack on judicial independence. >> reporter: the protests continued today in egypt, though they were much smaller than yesterday. egyptians who believe that president mohammed morsi has made a brazen power grab clashed with authorities. but many supported president morsi's expanded role. the spokesperson says it's temporary and not democrat because mr. morsi won 52% of the vote in the presidential election. >> it's everywhere. democracy is, of course -- after the election, it's over. they would all have to wait for years for the one who is elected to president till he proves whether he will succeed for not. >> reporter: but no american president has ever controlled the legislative and executive blanches of government, then made himself immune to judicial oversight. it's that consolidation of power that makes some egyptians not only angry but fe
that was incorrect. that there was no protest or demonstration in benghazi. >>> overseas now in egypt the largest crowd yet have turned out to demonstrate against president morsi's declaration of wide ranging new powers. hundreds of thousands of protesters in cairo's tahrir square screamed for morsi to leave. another mass rally is planned for friday. today the cabinet meets to discuss the crisis. holly williams is in cairo with more. good morning. we saw a big escalation in these protests yesterday. what happened in tahrir square overnight and then again this morning? >> reporter: good morning. well the crowds are dispersed now but yesterday we saw scenes that were reminiscent of the egyptian revolution of two years ago. at tahrir square which you can see behind me the birth place of that revolution was carpeted in tens of thousands of people who poured in from every direction. they even chanted the same slogan they chanted during the revolution the people want the downfall of the regime. this time the target of their anger is not the old dictatorship but the country's first elected president, mo
to be lifted. a few sticking points raised with that one. >> what does the role that egypt played mean for egypt and the region going forward? >> reporter: egypt has definitely emerged as the winner in all of this. secretary of state clinton calling it a cornerstone of stability in the region. and i think the west had been a little bit concerned about how egypt's recently elected islamist government would handle a situation like this. they did seem to strike a balance between appeasing their muslim brotherhood supporters who wanted them to talk tough with israel while making sure there's no chance of jeopardy jeopardizing that 32-year-old peace treaty with israel and, of course, the $1.5 billion in u.s. annual aid that comes attached to that treaty. >> clarissa ward thank you. >>> we now go to margaret brennan in washington where she is learning more about the united states' role in the cease fire deal. >> good morning to you charlie, and to gayle. u.s. and israeli officials say u.s. president obama sealed the deal with benjamin netanyahu but hillary clinton deliv
and egypt's foreign minister announced a truce between israel and hamas. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease- fire in gaza. for it to hold, the rocket attacks must end. a broader calm returned. >> reporter: the agreement follows a week of fighting between israel and palestinian militants controlling the gaza strip. clinton says the united states will help the region make this agreement last. >> ultimately, every step must move us toward a comprehensive peace for all the people of the region. >> reporter: the truce calls for israel to ease restrictions at the gaza border. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu agreed to a cease- fire after president obama called and urged him to give it a chance. earlier wednesday, an explosion tore through a bus in a busy section of tel aviv. emergency crews rushed to the scene to treat the injured. hamas has not claimed responsibility but praised the attack. today the white house called the bus bomb in tel aviv a terrorist attack and reaffirmed the u.s. commitment to israel's security. during the fighting, hamas fired more
killed. the report says young children bore the attack. >>> egypt officials say riders stormed a muslim brother building. the president is trying to reassure his country his expanded powers are temporary. but, cbs is reporting that the divide among egyptians seems to be widening. >>> protesters are clashing. earlier they chanted. demonstrators are continuing to sit in historic square, angers over the president's extra powers. >> he is aing it is worse than mobarack. they are rejecting what they are calling rejected. >> he is trying to take care of the country. he is trying to secure stability for this country. >> reporter: lawyers rallied on his behalf. opposing the judges's club that calls for a nationwide spraoeubg. lawmakers in the united states say while they appreciate his help brokering the recent cease- fire between israel and hamas. his actions raise concern. >> to assume this kind of power is unacceptable to the united states of america. we don't obviously want to see a democratically-elected person take the place of a undemocratic he-elected dictator, that was before that. th
, best buy, target, toys "r" us will match any online price. >>> the president of egypt is meeting members of the country's judiciary council to try to find a way out of a political crisis. violent street protests are continuing against president mohammed morsi's decision last week to grant himself sweeping new powers. now the justice minister says a resolution of the crisis is imminent butis not saying how. >>> in cairo, talks began between palestinians and israel. egypt is working with the two sides. they're negotiating a new border arrangements for the gaza strip. the palestinians want a complete lifting of a block aid while israel wants and ends to arms smuggling. >>> forensic experts arrived at tel aviv today, teams from switzerland, russia and france will take three samples of yassi yassir arafat's body to determine what killed him nearly eight years ago. >> we hope that all these experts will manage to basically finds what we're looking for, the truth. >> arafat's widow and many other palestinians believe he was poisoned. earlier this year a swiss lab found what it called si
of state clinton will meet tomorrow with palestinian representatives and then move on to talks in egypt but she is in jerusalem tonight and so is allen pizzey. >> reporter: the late-night press conference in the office of the israeli prime minister was brief and blunt. benjamin netanyahu made it clear he was in no hurry to sign on the dotted line and signaled that a ground war was still possible. >> now if there's a possibility of achieving a long-term solution to this problem through diplomatic means we'd prefer that. but if not i'm sure you understand that israel will have to take whatever action is necessary to defend its people. >> reporter: secretary clinton made the point that both sides have suffered casualties and added a thinly veiled warning that a cease-fire was essential. >> our hearts break for the loss of every civilian, israeli and palestinian and for all those who have been wounded or who are living in fear and danger. i know today was a difficult day and i offer my deepest condolences to the loved ones of those who were lost and injured. >> reporter: formalities over, t
. >> reporter: what we're seeing here in egypt is a straight on -- 0 show down between mohamed morsi the country's first democratically elected president and his opponent. morsi is showing no signs of backing down from the expanded new powers that he gave himself last week including immunity from the court. judges from these top courts have gone on strike. meanwhile egypt's supreme constitutional court said it will rule on sunday on whether or not to dissolve the assembly that drafted egypt's new constitution. that assembly is dominated by morsi's allies. they are rushing to finish a final draft. on tahrir square in central cairo some opponents are camped out and say they won't leave until he relinquishes his new powers. president morsi supporters are planning a demonstration there on saturday. that could spark violent clashes. holly williams, cbs news, cairo. >> today the united nations is expected to vote to recognize palestine as a sovereign state. the vote to give the palestinians a non-member observer status is opposed by the united states and israel. >> reporter: good morning. that vote wi
:30, widespread protests in egypt. the clashes sparked by the egyptian president's move to grant himself sweeping powers. >>> and just across the border, the cease-fire agreement between israel and gaza is holding despite a shooting incident on the border. and as cbs reporter tara mergener tells us, egypt's new president is getting praise for helping to broker the deal but his own people are not too happy about it. >> reporter: palestinians matched marched through the streets to bury a man shot on friday. chanting god is great and death to israel. he died when israeli troops opened fire on the gaza border. the israeli military says about 300 palestinians tried to breach the security fence at different points. so far, the incident hasn't compromised the two-day old cease-fire between israel and hamas. it was a come mer seen on gaza and egypt where two crossings were opened again. they closed when the fighting broke out. now palestinians can once again travel to egypt. egypt's president earned high praise from the u.s. for leading cease-fire negotiations. but now he is facing a backlash from his ow
-fire for israel and hamas is holding. it took intense diplomatic efforts by the u.s. and egypt to make it happen. cbs reporter danielle nottingham live at the white house with the terms of the truce. danielle. >>> reporter: after a bus explosion in tel aviv today, from were fears a deal didn't break down but hamas didn't claim responsibility for the attack. cheers and celebratory gunfire echoed through the streets of gaza city wednesday that just hours before were rocked by artillery fire. after eight days of fighting, israel and hamas agreed to a cease-fire. secretary of state hillary clinton announced the truce with egypt's foreign minister. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease- fire in gaza. for it to hold, the rocket attacks must end, a broader calm returned. >> reporter: under the terms of the deal, hamas will stop firing rockets into israel which have killed five israelis. and israel will stop its air strikes on gaza that have killed more than 160 palestinians. the cease-fire was thrown into question earlier in the day when a bomb exploded on a bus in tel aviv. 27
whereabouts. live in san rafael, elizabeth cook, cbs 5 eyewitness news. >>> the prime minister of egypt will go to gaza in the next few hours. we've just learned that israel is prepared to hold its fire during his visit if the palestinians do the same. this battle between israel and hamas is happening under different circumstances. there is a new government in egypt, one that is generally more supportive of hamas. tonight, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the israeli consulate in san francisco to condemn the israeli attacks on gaza. a handful of pro-israel demonstrators were there as well. cbs 5 reporter allen is in tel aviv. >> reporter: throughout the day, they kept firing rockets back. warning sirens sent civilians screaming for shelters. the tit for tat violence was called a targeted assassination. today more than a thousand people turned out for the funeral and vowed to hit tel aviv in revenge. hundreds of rockets were fired, most of which were intercepted. the rockets are relatively small, but hamas is thought to have as many as 10,000 of them. fire enough and some will get
areas on earth so civilians are inevitable victims. today egypt's new islamist government sent prime minister hashim kandil to show its support for hamas. he toured a hospital and was shown what hamas said were isctims of israeli air strikes. andil said he came to plea for peace but his rhetoric supported hamas. he called the violence a tragedy and said egypt will not spare any effort to stop what he termed "this aggression." in israel, a funeral today was interrupted by a warning siren oat another missile was on its way and there is growing a growing fear that hamas has vastly improved its arsenal. among the targets the israeli military said it destroyed today acs a hamas factory for building drones. they also carried out two more targets and assassinations. efenisraeli defense force spokesman used his twitter account tonight to announce that asat he called a senior hamas company commander and a chief missile operator had been killed. >> mason: allen pizzey in tel soiv. thanks, allen. federal accident investigators are at the scene of a tragic trash in midland, texas. xa happened la
, egypt today to assist cease-fire talks there. the threat of a ground war remains. thousands of israeli tanks, thousands of israeli tanks, soldiers and rocket launchers are ready to cross the border susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the israeli air force briefly took control of hamas radio network warning people from gaza to stay away from hamas facilities. >>> president obama is right now in cambodia. he will raise human rights concerns in his meeting today with long-time prime minister han sen. he also visited burma. he encouraged them to continue the transition to democracy. he also met with nobel peace price winner. vice president joe biden says the federal government is in it for the long term when it companies to helping rebuild areas damaged by hurricane sandy. he toured the new jersey storm- ravaged coast yesterday including the boardwalk at seaside heights. the vice president says rebuilding the region is a national responsibility. >>> i know it's monday but we can already start talking the weekend because it starts thursday for some people. >> that's true. i forgot. th
will always do more good than fighting. but i'm very happy to hear that. >> reporter: egypt's new islamist government was the driving force behind the negotiations to end the conflict with diplomatic help from secretary of state hillary clinton. clinton spent two days shuttling between jerusalem, the west bank and cairo. >> people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence and today's agreement is a step in the right direction. >> reporter: clinton expects egypt to play a key role in maintaining peace. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the woman of who has taken a lot of heat in the aftermath of the benghazi attack is now defending herself. yeah. for weeks, u.n. ambassador susan rice has been attacked by senator john mccain for participating in what he described as a cover-up. >> this president and this administration have either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up. >> mccain says rice made misleading comments in the days immediately following the benghazi attack in libya. >>> rice is being considered for secretary of state. some
with police in cities across egypt, including alexandria and the capital. holly williams begins our coverage tonight in cairo. >> reporter: thousands of egyptians poured on to the streets, furious with the country's first democratically elected president. they accused mohamed morsi of behaving like a pharaoh, making a power grab by presidential decree. during the arab spring, egyptians came together on tahrir square to top it will country's long-time dictator hosni mubarak. today mr. morsi's critics clashed with his supporters while police fired tear gas canisters into the crowd. "he's saying that he's our god" said this protester. "he's made a mistake." and this woman said that after marching for freedom the country's ended up with a new dictator. in alexandria, an angry crowd stormed the offices at the muslim brotherhood from which president morsi draws his support. they ransacked the building and then set it on fire. from outside his presidential palace today, mr. morsi addressed the nation. he said the new measures are designed to cut through political gridlock. "it was allah's will that
a decree, calling the new president of egypt a pharoah. >>> china conducted a fighter jet landing of the first ever on its first aircraft carrier. the aircraft carrier was refitted from a ship that was bought from the ukraine. china's ministry of defense says it will raise the strength of the navy there. >>> a yacht caught fire off the coast of miami beach on an 80- foot vessel about 15 miles away from shore. three people aboard the boat jumped into the water and were rescued by the coast guard. it's partially submerged. no injuries reported. >>> the editor who published kate middleton's topless photos has resigned. the photos led to tensions between shareholders and even a possible shutdown of the tabloid. >>> changes in favor of more diversity in politics are extending to the state known for its conservatism. democrat... will represent a district that covers metropolitan phoenix. durine campaign her opponents labed her everything from a commut to a witch. "outside groups came in and spent a lot of money tryingo tell a story about me that wasn't true." sinema was one of four kids
. the trip was officially to lend world support to hamas, which egypt's government supports but he was accompanied by officials involved in brokering a truce in the last gaza fighting in hopes of do iing the same again. sophisticated anti-missile defense system that includes both israeli developed revelry. some got through. this family was surveying the damage of their home when fear of another attack sent every one scurrying for shelter. with at least a dozen casualties in gaza, including six children repo reported so far. the three-hour egyptian mission had little to offer in way of immediate hope for either side. calling the fighting a tragedy and said he would spare no effort to achieve a truce. the next diplomatic effort will be tuesday when u.n. secretary general ban ki moon arrives. between now and then, there may be a lot more they have to negotiate if he wants a cease fire, never mind a truce, in this battle. i'm allen pizzey on the israeli/gaza border. >> george mitchell, former united states special envoy, welcome. >> thank you, charlie. >> this clash and the exchange of
built in. could that be qatar, turkey? the most likely player would be gypt. egypt. hamas. they have a relationship with israel, a strong relationship egypti with hamas. idea that might mean putting egyptian monitors in, on the idea that the long-range rockets hamas goted. from iran would be removed, no co further shipments would come in be no and there would be no shooting inte there. that would put egypt in a prettypresident mo interesting position. >> considering the new leader is the muslim brotherhood. >> they created hamas. monitor when you look at them as o monitor, that's the trust but trust. verify who do we really trust.egypt but israel has a long-standing s govern relationship with egypt, not this government. that would be a big test for vernment morsi, the morsi government and brother the muslim brotherhood as a broker legitimate broker in the region.nk and i think there's some hope that that could come together. also but also at the same time a lotlot of of discomfort.it. >> john, i'm struck by how much the egyptian president has been resident engaged with
pulled back its troops from the border. egypt's new islamic government played a key role in the negotiations with diplomatic help for the united states secretary of state hillary clinton. >> now we have to focus on reaching a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security, dignity and legitimate aspirations of palestinians and israelis alike. >> israeli and gaza leaders still have to negotiate a deal though. that would open borders of the blockaded palestinian territory. five israelis and over 160 palestinians were killed during the eight days of attacks. >>> u.n. ambassador susan rice now defending herself in the aftermath of the benghazi attacks. senator john mccain has criticized her for participating in what he describes as a over cover-up. >> this president has and administration have been guilty of cover-up or incompetence. >>> the focus is on rice because she is believed to be the president's first choice to replace secretary of state hillary clinton. some republican senators have vowed to block her nomination. she spoke publicly about t
of strikes killed 23 palestinians. israel said it halted its attacks while the prime minister of egypt visited gaza. but the israeli army also called up 16,000 reservists to prepare for a ground invasion. >>> a woman who claims to be one of john mcafee's girlfriends say she knows he didn't do it but fears for her life. she said she received death threats since he became a person of interest in a murder in belize. he has been in hiding since. >> he will hurt himself unless they ease the pressure off him. he didn't do it. and he said he didn't do it. well, he was here with me and two other girls. >> according to the woman, mcafee has feared for years that the belizian government would kill him after since his home was raided for guns and drugs years ago. >>> the sheriff of san francisco back on the job still on probation for a domestic violence incident is responding to requests to give up oversight on certain programs. mirkarimi sat down with us early this morning. he said even though he is the head of the department, he will not oversee programs related to domestic violence. >> my lett
in gaza. israeli air strikes against hamas take a toll on civilians as egypt brokers cease-fire talks.
to broker a cease- fire. both israel and hamas are reportedly presenting egypt with their demands. what one official said, an immediate end to the deadly rocket attacks does not seem likely. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> victims of superstorm sandy have certainly not been forgotten. donations continue to pour in to the american red cross raising more than $140 million thus far. the relief agency is currently operating 472 shelters it more than 10 states. they have delivered millions of millions and relief items. >>> bay area air quality officials are getting an update of repairs on chevron's refinery in richmond. they are upgrading unit 4, replacing equipment and cutting emissions. an explosion in august sent thousands of richmond residents to emergency rooms with breathing problems. meanwhile, an environmental group says independent testing shows cancer-causing chemicals still linger around homes in the area. global community monitor found traces of hydrocarbons over 9 square miles three months after the explosion. a quality owe -- air quality officials say there's no
it's unclear if he'll be charged with any crime. >>> egypt is still trying to negotiate a cease fire between hamas and israel. trying to stop what otherwise seems inevitability. an israeli invasion of gaza. these are live pictures from the israeli gaza border. you can see right now it's quiet. earlier though palestinian fighter sent a hundred rockets at israel. israel responded with air strikes killing 38 palestinians. that makes three israelis killed since the violence started last week. more than 800 palestinians have been wounded. the images are difficult to watch. cbs reporter charlie shows us half the palestinian victims are women and children. >> an angry crowd gathered outside a hospital in gaza this morning as bodies of children killed in yesterday's air strike were brought out to be buried. the four children died along with their mother and four other family members in their three story home when it was hit by an israeli air strike. the husband and father who lost his family was inconsolable. the israeli military says the house was targeted because they believed the hamas co
on the ground. >> secretary clinton will speak with palestinian leader on the west bank and with egypt leaders in cairo. kristen, cbs 5. >> a major change to birth control. cbs reporter elaine explains why. >> in the 1960s when birth control pills were first approved only married women could get a prescription. now nearly 11 million people are on the pill. dan gross man's research led to today's recommendation that oral contraceptives be made over the counter to reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancies. >> we have 50 years of experience with oral contraceptives it's one of best studied medications around. we know it's incredibly safe. >> half of all pregnancies are unintended a rate that's not changed in 20 years. nearly 5 million women considered at risk for an unintended pregnancy do not use any kind of birth control. >> women that aren't using contraception but are using a less effective method may start using the pill. it could make the pill easy to get for women taking it and can prevent gaps in use. >> a registered nurse. she's worried a lack of over sight could lead to misuse or increase
. after 20 hours of negotiations in egypt, secretary of state hillary clinton called the cease-fire the first step in a long process. >> now we have to focus on reaching a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security, dignity and legitimate aspirations of palestinians and israelis alike. >> reporter: hamas leader responded. after 24 hours, meeting tomorrow at 9 p.m. local cairo time, we'll begin to explore how to carry out the demands of the palestinian people, so that, god willing, the killing and aggression over gaza ends. >> if the missiles stop, it will be over, we hope. >> reporter: he remains cautiously optimistic about how long the cease-fire will actually last. hamas still has rockets and missiles. >> if they still have them, they might choose to use them. >> reporter: just this year, the u.s. has given over $3 billion to them. >> america is investing and maintaining the peace in the region and also the american interests in the region. >> reporter: now, the u.s. has given money, albeit much less, about $200 million to the palestinians, but
the palestinians. with egypt as mediator, both sides are trying to negotiate a more permanent agreement. israel wants to end weapons smuggling at the gaza. hamas wants to end a five-year border blockade. >>> thanksgiving warning turned into a nightmare for hundreds of people caught up in a major pileup in texas. more than 140 cars and trucks lay twisted and broken. the huge crash happened as holiday travelers tried to navigate through dense fog. drivers could do little to get out of the way. >> i just grabbed my kids, pulled them out of the car and ran. that's all i could do. >> at least two people died and more than 80 were hurt, several critically. and rescue crews credit many drivers for helping each others while first responders were overwhelmed. >>> police in berkeley are hoping you can help smoke out a cigarette thief. he's suspected of burglarizing businesses in neighboring cities also. investigators say he smashes windows to get inside, gets what he's after, then leaves in a big hurry. >>> other bay area headlines. parts of ocean beach in san francisco remain closed as crews clean up a
continue in egypt between supporters and critics of the recently elected president. security officials say a teenager was killed and dozens more were injured in dominor yesterday when protesters tried to storm officers. the protest began over president morsi's vision to give himself unprecedented powers. morsi contends his decree is temporary. >>> when office holders get their paychecks next month, they'll find them smaller. top officials from governor brown and 120 members of the state legislature will be getting a 5% pay cut. the pay cut is minimal compared to the cuts she took when she left san francisco for the the state job. she will earn $100,000 less than her san francisco attorney's job, gascon. but money isn't the people run for office. >> they're doing it because of a variety of factors, including the pursuit of power, the ambition to go to higher places and they want to give back to their community. >> the 5% pay cut was ordered by california's citizens compensation commission. it comes on top of the pay cuts totaling 18% over the past 3 years along with the elimination of fring
square chanting against egypt's president who they say wants to become a dictator. [ chanting ] >> police are fighting back demonstrators with tear gas. so far at least one person is dead and almost 400 injured as a result of the violence. >>> forensic teams in the west bank city of ramallah have exhumed the body of yasser arafat. a big blue tarp surrounded his grave as workers drilled through layers of concrete to reach the tomb. a murder investigation began last summer after a swiss lab found high levels of a deadly radioactive substance on arafat's clothing. now investigators have taken samples from his remains to determine if he was in fact poisoned. >>> heavy rains are flooding the uk. take a look. people were forced from their homes as streets turned into rivers in wales and england. crews rescued one elderly man and at least 500 homes have been affected and 70,000 more are at risk. we're expecting some pretty heavy rains here too. >> we are. hope it doesn't get to the point of being floods in the bay area but you want to be ever vigilant with this. the good news about the series of
early morning calls today to the leaders of israel and egypt, he has deepened u.s. involvement, sending secretary of state clinton to the region. >> the goal throughout that trip is for everybody to use their influence and their voices to encourage a peaceful outcome. our bottom line is that peace has to include an end of rocket fire that threatens israel. >> reporter: clinton will first go to israel to meet with prime minister netanyahu and then to pal's esestine but will not meet with hamas. very aware of the increasing pressure from congress to cut the more than $1 billion in military aid which the u.s. gives to egypt if they don't cooperate. clinton's message, an escalation of the violence will hurt everyone israeli and palestinians. calm is in everyone's best interest. for sbs"cbs this morning," bill plante in phnom penh. >> the obama administration is warning against making any ground attacks. air attacks continue at this hour. allan pizzey is in tel aviv. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there are sign that is both sides of the conflict a
have been wounded. >>> in egypt, new protests this morning against president mohamed morsi, following the monstrationsnstrations yet on tuesday. ens of thousands gathered in tahrir square, demanding that he demanding hdrawnce his administration's giving him broad new powers. > reporter: things are much calmer here today. yesterday in cairo, we saw scenes that were strikingly reminiscent of the egyptian revolution of nearly two years ago. tahrir square, the birthplace of the revolution, once again was carpeted by protesters. chanting the same slogan. eople want the downfall of the regime. this time, the target of their anger was egypt's first ctedcratically elected president, mohamed morsi, who they accuse of behaving like a f phara pharaoh. who want everybody who believes ing toedom of speech and freedom get today and never get back home until they release -- ntations br: violent police.rations between protesters and police. it was mostly a peaceful demonstration by people who say they will keep protesting until president morsi gives up his sweeping new powers. mohammed amer, a retire
. norah and charlie? morsiter evans, thank you. mohamed morsi will speak to the people of egypt today, grantedng why he granted elf almost ast absolute power as the egyptian assembly works on new constitution. holly williams is in cairo this morning where demonstrators have blocked access to the united block embase. >> reporter: this is now a battle of wills between mohamed orsi, egypt's first democratically elected president and his opponents. tahrir square in central cairo, pres rotesters have accused the president of behaving like a areator are camped out. onstrationlanning a demonstration there on saturday. there are fears that could spark spark mlent clashes after an lready tumultuous week. address tmorsi will address the later later on today. so far he is showing no signs of backing do backing down from the expanded new powers he gave himself last week. week. he says he needs those powers to guide guide egypt to a new constitution. the constitution is being drafted by an assembly dominated by president morsi's islamist allies. two more liberal members quit because they said thei
funds. he says he is willing to begin peace negotiations. >> egypt's parliament, dominated by conservative muslims approved a new constitution early this morning. the assembly's more moderate members are crying foul. it is sparking another day of protests against president mohamed morsi. morsi's supporters plan to stage a massive demonstration tomorrow. holly williams is in cairo and has been watching this whole crisis unfold. >> reporter: a week after president mohamed morsi gave himself broad new powers that some egyptians say make him a dictator in all but name his islamist allies have rushed to finish a final draft of the country's constitution. it could now be put to a referendum before the end of the year. protests and violent clashes in cities across egypt, president morsi defended his power grab last night on egyptian state tv. he said his new authority is needed to guide egypt through its democratic transition and that he will give up his expanded powers once the country has a new constitution. a final draft of the constitution is now complete, written and voted on
.n. secretary- general ban ki-moon is in cairo, egypt today to assist cease-fire talks there. the threat of a ground war remains. thousands of israeli tanks, soldiers and rocket launchers are ready to cross the border awaiting the command. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> the israeli air force briefly took control of hamas' radio network warning people in gaza to stay away from hamas facilities. >>> president obama is in cambodia now part of his asian tour that included this historic visit to myanmar. earlier today, he is the first u.s. president to visit that country also known as burma currently in the process of transitioning to democracy. he met with a nobel peace prize winner a democracy advocate. >>> 6:06. let's check traffic and weather. it looks like a good week ahead. >> i think it should be a decent week. we have a lot of clouds out there now but it's kept the temperatures mild early on today. no rain yet. but that may change at least in part for the north bay. there's still a slight chance we could see some sprinkles or light showers in that direction but not by much.
in egypt. here in cairo, protesters are angry with president morsi, throwing stones at police. the police firing back with tear gas. yesterday in a town one person was killed when an angry crowd attacked the local office of the muslim brotherhood. that is the islamist group in which the president draws so much of his support. here in sigh roe, on the square the birthplace of the egyptian revolution last year people protested, are camped out, and say they won't leave until president morsi agrees to assume the decree that has given him these sweeping new powers. >> any sign president morsi is willing to compromise? >> reporter: well many egyptians still support president morsi, but three of his senior advisers resigned and yesterday the egyptian stock market plunged by nearly 10%, perhaps the reason president morsi is sounding much more conciliatory, meeting today with a group of very senior judges and reiterated these measures are supposed to be temporary. he's promised he will relinquish them next year when egypt gets a new constitution and a new parliament, but the p
were killed in the protests in countries such as egypt and yemen. >>> the san joaquin county sheriff wants the fbi to take over the search for remains in the "speed freak" killer case. sheriff steve moore says the fbi can better handle the recovery effort. this comes after the mother of one victim says her daughter's remains were mixed with the remains of at least two other people. >>> the man who shot arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords and killed six others is set to be sentenced today. gerald lee loughner pleaded guilty in august to 19 counts to avoid the death penalty. giffords was among 13 people wounded last year when loughner opened fire during an event for constituents outside a tucson supermarket. giffords has since stepped down from her house seat while she continues rehab. >>> director of the massachusetts pharmacy board is fired for ignoring complaints about a company that was later linked to that meningitis outbreak. james cough he didn't act regarding a company that was shipping drugs in bulk in violation of policy. they have been linked to 400 meningitis cases inc
to egypt's foreign minister today, asking him to deliver that message personally when he visits gaza tomorrow, scott. >> pelley: nancy, thank you very much. today, a congressional investigation had a look at video recorded by security nmeras the night of the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. ,s you know, four americans were killed this past september 11, including the u.s. ambassador. there has been a lot of controversy about whether the antack was planned by terrorists r the result of a mob angered redan internet movie ridiculing islam. vidvideos were seen behind closed doors today, but david martin's sources have told him what they show. v reporter: the first video of the attack was captured by cell phones. but it took about 10 more days .ir the f.b.i. to get its hands on video taken by security cameras at the consulate. that classified video shown to the house and senate intelligence committees answers some of the many questions surrounding the attack. a u.s. intelligence official said it shows no sign the assault arose, as first thought, emt of a demonstration. but
offered to suspend its offensive in the gaza strip today if the prime minister of egypt pays a brief visit to that region. however, the fighting between the israelis and the palestinians has been escalating there. dozens of missiles exploded in the gaza city early this morning. they are targeting more than 100 sites that israel says hamas used to fire rockets at israel. each side says the other is the oppressor. >> we don't want war but there are people all the time shooting israel. >> palestinian health officials say the recent attacks have killed at least 19 people in gaza. israeli officials say three of their people have died. >>> former cia director david petraeus will be in the hot seat on capitol hill today. as susan mcginnis reports, the general will tell house and senate committees what he knows about september's deadly conditions lat attack in libya. >>> reporter: former cia director david petraeus is headed to capitol hill this morning to talk about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. congressional leaders say he has a unique insight into the attack. >> director petraeu
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